Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently asked BJP workers to refrain from making ‘unnecessary comments’ about films. Now, filmmaker Ashok Pandit, who is the president of the Indian Film and Television Directors Association (IFTDA), has come out in support of PM Modi’s statement amid the ongoing controversy. Pathan Quere added that PM Modi’s warning to his party members is a big confidence boost for the film industry. Also read: CBFC has asked the makers of Pathan to make changes to the Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer before its release.
PM Modi’s statement comes amid recent protests and calls for a boycott. Shahrukh Khan And Deepika Padukone’s upcoming action film Pathan, in which several BJP leaders like Ramkadam and Narottam Mishra criticized the makers, and Deepika Padukone’s orange swimsuit in the song Besharam Rang released last year.
“If the Prime Minister teases his own people and tells them to shut up and not talk nonsense against the film industry, which is not his domain, just for publicity, it is a big confidence boost for the industry. That the country Prime Minister Ashok Pandit, president of the Indian Film and Television Directors Association (IFTDA), said in an interview to The Indian Express that the signal goes not only to politicians but also to media people, our own industry itself.
PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday laid down a series of dos and don’ts for party leaders at the end of the BJP’s two-day national executive. In his message, he warned his party members against making ‘unnecessary comments on irrelevant topics like films’.
Over the past few months, the country has seen boycott calls against several Bollywood films by leaders and a section of social media users. Recently, many people have objected to Pathan’s song Besharam Rang, with some pointing to the outfit. Deepika Padukone, and claiming that the song ‘hurts religious sentiments’. Several petitions have been filed in the courts against the makers and cast of the film. Claiming that the song reflects a ‘dirty mentality’, BJP leader Narottam Mishra had earlier said that the film’s title was also ‘objectionable’.
Earlier, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) had directed the makers of Pathan, starring Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan, to implement ‘changes’ in the film, including its songs. Pathan, which also stars. John AbrahamIt will be released in theaters on January 25. It is directed by Siddharth Anand.
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